KINLOCH, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police investigating the death of the rapper known as Huey are urging witnesses to his fatal shooting to come forward.
The rapper, whose real name was Lawrence Franks Jr., was shot to death on June 25 in the St. Louis County town of Kinloch. The shooting wounded a second man, whose injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Huey was best known for his 2006 debut single, “Pop, Lock & Drop It," which reached the No. 6 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The music video has more than 50 million hits on YouTube.
Police said in a news release Friday that detectives believe a suspect or suspects drove down the street and opened fire on a group of people outside a home. Investigators believe that up to 10 people were at the scene, and encouraged anyone with information to come forward.
Police have not disclosed a possible motive.